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A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York's Underground Railways
Brian Cudahy offers a fascinating tribute to the world the subway created. Taking a fresh look at one of the marvels of the 20th century, Cudahy creates a vivid sense of this extraordinary achievement-how the city was transformed once New Yorkers started riding in a hole in the ground.
Hardcover, 388 pages
Published October 29th 2003 by Fordham University Press
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Title is deceptive, only one chapter really wholly focuses on the IRT and the NYC subway - other chapters discuss the rapid transit systems in Boston, London, Paris, ect and electrified commuter rail service in the New York area. Still a very good book and a must read for transit buffs.